Fine Antique Flint Double Shotgun,
14 gauge 36-3/4" barrels,
checkered walnut, engraved iron trim,
signed Bate ~ London
Part Number: AAN-766
Availability: In Stock
Price: $7,879.00
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This antique double barrel flintlock shotgun has late 18th to very early 19th century styling. This smoothbore is stocked in European walnut with a checkered wrist. The iron furniture is neatly hand engraved. The flintlocks appear to be of excellent quality with a roller on the frizzen and a sliding safety. When the lock is at half cock the sliding safety can be pushed forward to secure the cock in position. The safety has to be manually withdrawn to cock the lock. The lock plate is signed BATE. The barrel is also stamped with a small tombstone markers mark initialed EB. We attribute this to the English gunmaker Edward Bate.

The 14 gauge Damascus barrels are 36-3/4" from the muzzle to the rear of the breech plug. The twist pattern is visible over the length of the barrels. The breech end of each barrel has a gold oval inlay marked Bate and London individually. The breech end of each barrel is stamped with three marks. A crown over CP London proof house proof mark, a tombstone star over EB makers' mark, and a crown over V, London proof house view mark. The right hand barrel measures .690" diameter at the muzzle, the left barrel measures .685" at the muzzle. The bores have a frosted appearance with some scattered light pitting.

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The buttstock has a wide, tall, nearly flat buttplate to help spread the felt recoil over a large area. The European walnut stock displays stripes of figure up through the comb. The wrist is checkered with a fine flat top style checkering. The stock displays some wood shrinkage with the buttplate and tang now standing above the level of the wood. The wood shrinkage has caused a small check near the rounded toe.

The wide open triggerguard has ample room for the two triggers. In early European fashion the front trigger is slightly shorter than the rear trigger.

Trigger reach is 14-1/4", to fit a modern man. This double barrel fowler weighs only 8 pounds.

The buttplate has a stepped comb in English fashion. The buttplate comb is hand engraved with bird in foliage scene. The buttstock has a slender taper into the checkered wrist. The lock panel flares widely to accommodate the width of the breech and locks. The concept of insetting the breeches and angling the locks to slim the wrist was not in practice yet.

The breech has a engraved gold inlaid band at the breech. The breech is stamped with a oval crown over V view mark, a tombstone shaped star over EB, a oval crown over CP.

The short stepped tang is secured with a single engraved tang bolt. The tang is nicely sculpted with a U shaped groove behind the end of the breech. The tang is engraved with a "hit" game bird.

The rounded toe displays many small handling marks from two centuries of handling. The triggerguard has a long grip rail with a wide flared bow. The front finial is shaped and sculpted as a potted pineapple. The ramrod entry pipe is shaped as a similar potted pineapple design.

The ramrod fitted to this double barrel flintlock is a modern replacement. The ramrod has flared brass tip pinned on the exposed end. The ramrod has been tapered over the full length. It does not have any tips on the hidden end.

The engraving on the triggerguard has a slightly worn appearance. The triggerguard has a specked aged patina that gives it a silvery gray appearance.

Both flintlocks appear to be of excellent quality with a roller on the frizzen, cam on the frizzen spring, and sliding safety. When the lock is at half cock the sliding safety can be pushed forward to secure the cock in position. The safety has to be manually withdrawn to cock the lock. The lock plate is engraved Bate. Both locks are hand engraved with flowers on the cock and the tail of the lock plate. The pans have a gold wash to resist corrosion from black powder residue.

The breeches of the barrels are fitted with gold touch hole liners. The vent hole is well centered on the pan, correctly positioned above the pan, where the flash is most intense.

Very symmetrical, this shotgun could have been easily used by a right or left hand shooter. We don't see many nice London made flint double shotguns!

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